Our impact
Collectively, we have made great progress and growth, but what excites us the most is the enormous potential we have to do even more.
Julius Villaro

  • Kalino Foundation, Need-Based Scholarship

School attending next school year:
  • University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Mahalo donors of the Kalino Foundation Scholarship! I am extremely humbled and grateful that you chose me as the recipient of your very generous scholarship. This scholarship means so much to us because it is going to relieve us of some of the challenges that come with a college education, especially because we are a single income household. This gift of scholarship will help me this academic year as I continue to discover my passion for understanding human behavior, psychology, relationship, and history. I want to somehow channel the knowledge I am gaining back into Hawaii's communities, and be of service. My father worked for Mental Health Kokua; he helped those who were emotionally challenged transition back into daily life. My mother has been a dedicated public school teacher on the Leeward coast for 19 years. I started college hoping to become a research scientist, initially choosing a path much different from my parents...but I'm discovering that a call to assist those with emotional and mental needs is growing stronger. I believe my parents influence is fueling my purpose, and with your generosity, I have a way to see my educational goals through. Mahalo for your faith in me.